she wants some photo shoot too..
What's behind it?
theres frogger again.....
This are not the droids you are looking for, move along. :P
when is comes to buying second hand figurines i would totally buy them, only if i knew what condition it was in and it was backed up with pictures of the product so i know what I'm buying.
I have a Mikuru Figma and i need to complete my figma collection XD well thats not happening until the next anime convention >__<
nice haul danny would get everthing in those pics even if it was second hand! also will there be any more comps soon?
the Frog nendoroids are adorable O_O
and mikuru was buried in a kebab way before the burger
haha Kyon comes with a camera? I could imagine him getting him peeping at my figma saber, then getting Saber to lop his head off for doing so ;3
wait are the figma heads detachable? I don't wanna try it on my Saber D:
DO WANT WAITRESS MIKURU. You, Danny, are one of the luckiest people ALIEV.
A head on the tray? This reminds me of a nice boat ^^.
I just got my Mikuru too and she looks really lovely. The box got damaged here and there though <.
As for second hand figures, I have never bought them but will consider doing so if the figure is no longer in production and out of stock at stores. I prefer to get my figures new. Who knows what the previous owner might have done to them - condensed milk anyone? ^^
But having identical figures will cost more $$ x_x
I've never bought anything that's second hand unless I really needed them. When I buy something I always want it to be in perfect condition and if it's going to be second hand then I'd choose those that are in really great condition but usually those types are just a few bucks lower than if you bought it brand new so I tend to buy the brand new ones instead. :D
I have bought many secondhand figures in the past. Most have been in mint (figure only) condition. I see no problem with it, especially when the figure is hard to com by in the first place.
(walks in)*drools* desperately wants that Makoto figma!:D And the Goth Loli Mikuru and Haruhi!:D
Also really wanting the freeing bunnies... ahhh, must stop, can't... argg...:P
Hit and run Yuki. ^^
Figure.fm sounds nice Danny as well as, trading figures. I have traded figures in the past with people I trust and I keep the Japanese Models and Figures stream in NetNewWire now. It will be nice to have things combined and a few less RSS feeds to read.
Hmm...so that explains the extra fix light in the night sky. You have your own hibernation ship in orbit about the moon. All though Danny clones and figures in stasis just in case. I have been reading too much classic Science Fiction lately... ^^;
So, the lighting for these shots is coming from the two lamps on the table, right? Did you get those at Ikea? It very natural light. I'm also assuming you didn't color balance in Photoshop or Aperture.
No, I hardly go anywhere to take good figure photos, so I don't carry any with me. However that would change...
Haruhi girls rocks!
I want them!
Hah I remember that Mikuru Burger, Looked delicious.
You know for some "unknown" reason , Dannychooo.com is blocked when I'm at work. This makes me angry as I'd be much more active on the site if it were not so... but I digress.
a BIG LOL at the "dangers" of 2nd hand figures (only sealed boxes for me! :)
and an even BIGGER APPLAUSE at the news of figure.fm returning. Aside from taking pictures to post what new figures I have received on my blog, I haven't taken pictures of any figures since DC Locked Figure.fm down. I for one and excited about this and can't wait to take & post pictures of my backlog of figures. I may be selling some soon as I am running out of room so the trade section will be put to good use.
Fortunately I haven't had to much, but there are some things I'd like that I'd pick up 2nd hand if necessary. Although with over 200 figures (and over 25 on preorder), I think "I" should be the one selling stuff 2nd hand.
I would buy secondhand in order to acquire figures from my list that i deemed "nearly impossible to find for a reasonable price new". For example there is an Alter figure of Louise from Zero no Tsukaima. Shes sitting on a ladder, and after reading dannys article about her i new i had to have her! But i can't find it for less than 100$ anywhere. In this situation i would buy secondhand. I would love a way to trade/sell figures with the members of this community. I feel everyone here is the honest and intelligent enough to see how a situation like that could benefit everyone. Being new to this hobby, you could imagine the frustration of seeing all these beautiful figures that have been made over the last few years, and realizing they may require months of patience to track down.
As always is great to see your new goods Danny! I bet you almost forgot whats its like to wait for these figures and pay for them like a normal person eh? Ahhhhhh you are very blessed my friend. I'll trade you some of my musical ability for some of your connections within the figure industry! ^_^
OMG I WANT!!! Makoto, and Tsuruya...and that Max Factory Haruhi.... but the MF Mikuru's face looks a little pudgier than usual. And I want the Frog Mikuru too...
I never buy second-hand figures, but I guess because never have the chance. But I buy figures with boxes a little broken or hit sometimes.
hey danny, the site isn't displaying properly. something up over at the server side?
Danny, these SAFs are really not healthy for my wallet... How?
Everytime I see you aquiring new figures, I suddenly feel like I'm really behind in figure collecting and immediately go and order something. :)
Danny, If figure.fm is going to collect posts on otaku.fm under the fugre tab, does that mean that those of us who want to have our stuff posted to figure.fm need to change our blog category to figures?
I'm currently on otaku because figures aren't the only thing I write about but there was no way to tag individual posts...
actually danny has been carrying haruhi around before the mikuru burger.
It all started when Bakaboi took a shot of Mikuru buried in food, no?
Well, I bought a 2nd hand figure! That would be my RAH DX Meer Campbell w/c I bought for 1,000 pesos (Dirt cheap, I must say, 1000 pesos is equal to 2,435.89 JPY)
I don't know if it's considered 2nd hand but, I also bought an MG Strike Freedom w/c the owner had for ages, he said it was one of his backlogs and didn't have the time to build it. It cost me around 2000 pesos which is equivalent to 4,880.91 JPY. It's rather cheap considering that he bought the kit here in the Philippines.
I need to get my hands on Another Blood quickly before she gets discontinued. >.<
Thanks for the link Danny! ^^ might I suggest the mudrock/rx-78-5 G05's chain gun? for Mikuru. ^^
Mukyaa's review looks great! sure wish I could shoot like that. about buying 2nd hand figures, I wouldn't mind getting one second hand, especially the hard-to-find-and-out-of-stock ones like max factory's Kureha. sound's like a great feature to add on to figure.fm.
finally got my hands on mikuru!! Haven't had a chance to open up and grope her yet though.
do you have a lightsaber for her?
Agree with the otaku caretaker stereotype. I don't have enough data to sample from but I have yet to obtain what I'd consider a flawless figure, new or used, when the defects come from poor design, manufacturing or slight handling damage.
So my actual standards aren't very high compared to my ideal, extremely picky ones, that I want exactly what I see in pictures.
Yup- would not mind buying second hand stuff- if I get a look at it first. Whether it's video games or figures, I trust that many Otaku take care of their stuff in pretty much immaculate condition (which is why I do so too) so most of the time I trust things are in good condition. I bought Kingdom Hearts the other day for $7.99 USD (never got to play it) and I checked the underside of the disk- it was immaculate and scratch free almost.
Um, I may actually order Feena when she comes out, that is a figure I like and am willing to shell out for. Guess you convinced me ^^.
Interesting post, Danny. Mikuru looks very kawaii, as usual.
I wouldn't buy secnond hand figures.. it's hard to explain but I guess the joy of buying it brand new has be related.
The waitress Mikuru is cute:)
When will the Karas figure be released by Max Factory? It's been so long have the pulled the plug on this one? *sob* TOT
Oh my god Makoto just looks awesome.
I'm loving the look of that Feena figure RAWR!~ XD
I would not buy a second hand figure. I feel that they have been "violated" already x_x
Ive personally not brought a second hand figure, but ive sold LOADS of my old figures on ebay no problem, with many, many satisfied customers. I look after my figures, and keep the boxes for this reason, and if there are any defects or faults (broken joints, leaning etc) i tell the buyer of them honestly.
Just so unfair. I want the waitress Mikuru and Tsuruya, and Feena too. Would consider getting them second-hand, but I'd have to be very sure of the quality
You've got spare figure, right Danny?
Mind giving us some?! *Makes gangster face*
Wow... chibi Mikuru is sooooooo cute.
Those big eyes have all the charm of universe.
About the poll, yes, just in case the figurine was in good conditions.
I usually like my figures brand new and untouched, but if a trusted friend decides to let one of his go, I might offer to give it a new home...
If I took my figures out and about as much as Danny I'd get 2, but if you don't play with it that much, there is no point.
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